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CSPAN
Oct 8, 2012 10:00am EDT
. then a debate between candidates for u.s. senate in montana. jon tester is battling republican congressman dennis rehberg. we will have that for you live on c-span. >> campaign 2012's debate hub website is the only place you will see our live coverage of behind-the-scenes sights and sounds before and after the debates. it has each debate question available as a separate topic. you can read political suites from reporters and others at c- span.org/debates/ >> c-span gives a great inside look into what happening in washington. whenever that happens, you are always surprised at what comes back to you and it kind of changes your view. it's different than regular media, because it's very effective and shows a lot of what is real and what's going on. i watched hearings and when the senate and house vote on different bills, we watch from the office. and when the supreme court has hearings, we watch different decisions and opinions on c- span. >> erin watches on directv. c-span, created in 1979, brought to you as a public service by your television provider. >> recently, henry de sio, the chief op
CSPAN
Oct 5, 2012 2:00pm EDT
that as a way out of this. whether jon cash explain why this brief was not signed by his -- wide jon cash explain why this brief was not signed by his predecessor. -- whether john can explain why this brief was not signed by his predecessor. >> it is so difficult to be a government official. you have to represent all of these competing interests. yes, you want to provide lawsuits that combine the -- provide accountability for bad human rights abuses. you want to uphold international law and prevent abusive reciprocal actions. in the first round of briefing, the administration filed a brief which people applauded. yes, corporations can be held liable for violations of international law. that was not a surprise. in the second brief, the administration sided with shell and said no this case should be dismissed. it is inappropriate for that statute to be used to supply jurisdiction for u.s. courts to hear a case brought by aliens against a foreign company in a foreign country for aiding and abetting the ax of a foreign government. you have the solicitor general of the united states arguing th
CSPAN
Oct 16, 2012 1:00am EDT
is doing. actor report their ad buys. but they cannot actually talk and collaborate in that fashion. >> jon stewart and stephen colbert -- >> when they sit there and pretend to talk to their lawyer -- i would say that as a violation of the law. there are two other players worth mentioning. minor players. what is a super pac is opposed to a plain old pac. a good old fashioned pac can take only limited contributions, you are limited to how much money can give. it can do independent expenditures or give its money directly to candidate campaigns. that is what a pac is. and a final player is a generic 527. a super pac is a form of five to seven. a generic 527 -- we go back to 2004, the group spends money on the issue adds, sounding like political ads. the reason i mention this, it groups were not defined as 501(c)4 , it is not like in necessarily would have to go out of business, they would just because 527's. >> i think we officially lost the majority of the audience. i am serious about it. i do think this is the conundrum that we face. a year all serious. people do not come out and a manhattan
CSPAN
Oct 15, 2012 8:00pm EDT
at the studio are republican jeff flake and democrat richard carmona. they are both hoping to replace jon kyl, who is retiring after 18 years in the senate. our debate is more of an open discussion. no time answers. joining us is andrea kelly. thanks for coming in. >> we will start with health care. generally, republicans are in favor of repealing it. democrats are in favor of tweaking it. this has been an issue that has paralyzed congress. if you are elected, will there be any progress on this issue? >> when you are talking about repealing its, you are talking about repealing the president's health-care law. we should do that. we have got to reform health care. we need to do it in ways we can deliver health care more efficiently. the president's health-care law is not that. we have got to do toure reform, force insurance companies to compete across state lines, giving individuals the same pre- tax benefits. we have got to make it easier for individuals to assess health care options like a medical savings account. the president's health care law has made that more difficult. >> will there be
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